The Anatomy of Peace

  • by Arbinger Institute
  • Narrated by Oliver Wyman
  • 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Through an intriguing story of parents struggling with their troubled children and with their own personal problems, The Anatomy of Peace shows how to get past the preconceived ideas and self-justifying reactions that keep us from seeing the world clearly and dealing with it effectively. Yusuf al-Falah, an Arab, and Avi Rozen, a Jew, each lost his father at the hands of the other's ethnic cousins. As the story unfolds, we discover how they came together, how they help warring parents and children to come together, and how we too can find our way out of the struggles that weigh us down. The choice between peace and war lies within us. As one of the characters says, "A solution to the inner war solves the outer war as well." This book offers more than hope - it shows how we can prevent the conflicts that cause so much pain in our lives and in the world.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

great follow-up which deepens understanding

What did you like most about The Anatomy of Peace?

The book built on the principles taught in Leadership and Self-deception and deepened the understanding whilst at the same time broadening the subject matter to cover non-work matters.


What did you like best about this story?

It was a genuine story which you could believe.


What aspect of Oliver Wyman’s performance might you have changed?

I thought the different voices were great and added something to the book.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It really made me think.


Any additional comments?

It would be really useful in this and a number of other books to have some diagrams which could shown in the app as well when they are being described in the audio.

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- Huw Bowles

Made impenetrable by long, poor story narrative

What would have made The Anatomy of Peace better?

This book aims to teach valuable conflict management tools via the means of a complex and contrived narrative between a set of characters, generally based on mid-east conflict issues. But though the learning points are good - I felt they were completely obscured by a poor attempt at narrating an imagined group based discussion. Personally, I found this narrative style boring, irritating and a bit patronising. I'd have preferred teaching points followed by examples, rather than a very long and boring fake drama narrative that tries to get learning points across. The author is simply not good at writing this type of drama based narrative. I struggled to force myself to finish. What a shame.


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- Tony

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-04-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.